Friday, March 14, 2008
Reasons to come home
There are a lot of reasons I'm glad to be home - Steve and Katie chief among them - but obviously, I have two other favorite folks to come home to.
I spent about 5 hours at the barn yesterday, grooming, cleaning pens, hanging out, and then finished up with a pretty nice ride on Bar.
Oddly enough, it was easier for me to relax after being away, which may be one reason our ride went well. I guess being away from it made me really appreciate how big a part of my life riding has become, and how much I get from it. He wasn't perfect, but he was much more responsive to correction, very focused, and I even got a nice slow trot out of him.
I even shared some snacks with them - nice and organic, of course.
I had to convince Lena she really didn't want any grapefruit, though.
This may be my favorite picture from yesterday, though I took a lot more. I particularly like the wild forelock blowing in the breeze.
There is nothing quite like warm horse neck at the end of a long trip. Well, warm horse neck and your own bed - not at the same time, of course.